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Pack and Distribute Food to Seniors


Pack and Distribute Food to Seniors

One Community is a nonprofit organization based in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. It is grounded in the observation that the neighborhood’s immense institutional and human resources exist side by side with entrenched poverty and that the two parts of the community are separated as though by a wall. One Community bridges resources and needs and dismantles the wall. Acting with community partners, they initiate projects that immediately change people’s lives.

WHAT: Deliver groceries weekly to 1,100 seniors and other vulnerable people who do not have a safe way of getting food while in isolation. Most live in public housing in Fort Greene and Clinton. Workers are great and some workers with cars would also be helpful.

WHEN: For a Covid-safe hands-on experience, join 60 volunteers packing bags of groceries on Fridays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm or delivering groceries from 9:00 or 10:00 am -12:00 or 1:00 pm on Saturdays.

WHERE: Packing is located at the warehouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Delivery starts at various locations in Fort Greene.


*This is not a New York Cares project*